Monday, 26 January 2015

Fabric Stashing

 The past week has seen the arrival of some bright and beautiful new fabrics here......
 .............an exciting package came for me from the talented and creative designer holly holderman of lakehouse drygoods...........such adorable fabrics from the brand new pam kitty garden line...............you can find them all at the fat quarter shop here........
 .............they are all adorable and i am so looking forward to making a new quilt very soon......
 .............i just had to sew a little bit with them straight away though, and as i had two partly completed bunnies being made for gifts, i made them sweet dresses with the apple prints.....
 ...............and little checked pantaloons from the sunrise studio fabric which was also in the package..
 ..............the colours are just the colours i love to work with and the fabric mixes perfectly with the earlier pam kitty morning collections as well as other manufacturers' lines......
 ...........top left is the sunrise studio scallop and fence fabrics......perfect to use for borders on quilts and pillows..... i decided to use the cheater print to make a pillow.........so quick :)


 .............and after the pillow i made a very speedy doll quilt by layering the cheater fabric with a piece of wadding and a piece of the aqua garden toile fabric for the back, then i hand quilted along the edges of the printed squares one evening while watching a movie...........i bound the doll quilt next day with the aqua daisy and vine print.................here it is on the blue doll's bed, waiting for a bunny......
                                                     .................or maybe two?...........
 ................these new little rabbits are called poppy (in the red dress) and pippin.......
 ............the tiny buttons i found a while ago to fill up my crafty stash were just right for this bunny dress.........
 ..............this week i am still painting and illustrating, but i'm enjoying a bit of sewing too.....having new fabrics in your stash is surely one of the most inspiring things for a crafter and quilter isn't it?.............
...............thank you for visiting me here, lovely readers, and for sharing my crafty adventures and inspirations with me.....it is always a pleasure to hear from you and to read your sweet comments......wishing you a wonderful crafty week and if you are in the colder parts of our wonderful blogging world....keep nice and cosy :)......................back soon xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

50 comments:

Rustic Vintage Country said...

I'm drooling over the fabric....delicious! Suzy xo

Christine Barnsley said...

Hello Helen! All that beautiful fabric makes me want to rush straight into my sewing room and start stitching!! Can understand why you needed to make something from them straight away and your bunny outfits are so cute! Have a fun week deciding what else to make! :) x

Zwergenwelt said...

Dear Helen,
wonderful fabrics and so cute rabbits!
I have your wonderful book and soon I will sew these rabbits too, have a nice week,
with best wishes♥, cornelia

Kate said...

Your fabrics are so beautiful! Love those checked pantaloons! Your bunnies are precious. I like making doll quilts but never know what to do with them afterwards - no little girls in our family and just how many can the thrift shop use? :)

Winwick Mum said...

Love your bunnies in checked pants and pinafores - perfect! xx

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I love pretty fabric and your bunnies are oh so sweet! I neatly put my sewing away for a bit. I need to be inspired! Sweet hugs, Diane

Ali said...

Ooh that fabric is sooooo pretty loving your bunnies and makes xxx

Frances said...

Helen, it's easy to tell from your bright photographs how much inspiration arrived along with that beautiful fabric.

I'm looking forward to seeing what else you will be sewing. The candy colored buttons are rather marvelous, too.

Your little bunnies are sure to be greatly appreciated by some very lucky little folks.

xo

Beca said...

Your bunnies are simply adorable! Those fabrics dressed them up splendidly!
xx Beca

Hula Loop said...

Wow! Lovely colours and patterns. Will have to get my hands on some of these fabrics soon. I also have a bunny who needs an outfit made for them very soon. Lovely colourful blog post, Sarah x

sew said...

I have a severe case of envy at the sight of these beautiful fabrics. A piece of the cheater one needs to find its way to my house - I hadn't seen it before. Poppy and Pippin look very comfy in their bed - I think it's time for me to make another bunny from your book.

Sam I Am...... said...

Too cute! I love Pippin and Poppy and their new little dresses. Is that material not the sweetest? Perfect for their little dresses. I was looking online at fabrics yesterday. Then when I get them I'm afraid to cut into them....I think I have issues.
Is the hexie fabric one of theirs too? I love hexies and I love cheater fabrics! LOL! I hand quilt them like you did with your doll quilt, and yours is just precious! Thank you for sharing your beautiful new dolls, fabrics and projects....such inspiration!
Hugs.....Sam

Susan said...

Helen. I had to smile when I saw the fabric you received. I just ordered a fat eighth bundle of Pam Kitty Garden on Saturday. I tried to resist but finally gave in. Now I'm eagerly awaiting its arrival. Your bunny is cute, and I love the pillow and quilt. Thank you for another colorful and cheerful post. I hope you have a wonderful week. :)

scrappyjacky said...

Gorgeous fabrics....and I love those little pantaloons.

20 North Ora said...

Thanks for starting my week out with a smile.

Judy

Jane said...

Such gorgeous fabrics Helen. I am not surprised you had to get something made straight away. Your sweet bunnies are just adorable and their little bed is perfect for them to snuggle. Keep warm xx

lilac and old roses said...

Absolutely lovely, such sweet fabrics. Cheered me up recovering from the nasty virus that is doing the rounds! Jane x

Kate Eastwood said...

Oh, your little rabbits are just gorgeous Helen - what a lovely thing to spend time making. And so much beautiful fabric - you must have felt like a child in a sweet shop !
Have a lovely week, Kate xx

Madelief said...

Such a beautiful selection of fabric you received Helen! It must be so inpspirational to work with such beautiful material. I love the little chequered pants you made for one of your rabbits.

Wishing you a crafty week as well!

Stay warm!

Madelief x

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Ah Helen, those two little buns tucked up in their bed with their gorgeous quilt is just the cutest and oh my goodness those pantaloons!! :)
It's lovely when new fabric arrives in the post, your new stash is beautiful, I especially love all the greens.
Have a lovely crafty week,
V x

Little Crochet said...

Gorgeous fabrics, and adorable bunnies! Thank you for sharing!

vintage grey said...

All so beautiful and sweet as always Helen!! I love all the florals and strawberries in Pam Kitty's new line! Looking forward to seeing more pretties! Have a lovely week! xo Heather

Ana Lopes said...

Hello dear Helen! All are absolutely beautiful! The fabrics, the two sweet bunnies, their clothes and the lovely pictures! Thank you for sharing another inspiring post.
Hope you have a wonderful week!
Hugs and love from Portugal,
Ana Love Craft
www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

Jennifer said...

Your fabrics are gorgeous! I love Pam Kitty fabrics. They're always cheerful and bright. Your bunnies and their bed are so sweet. I made a doll quilt for my daughter a couple of years ago and I really loved doing it. She puts her baby to bed under it every night and I'm so glad I made it for her.

Teresa Kasner said...

I always enjoy watching you create your treasures! As always, your colors are inspiring and so true! I have a fox kit from Alicia Paulson that I need to work on one of these days to make a play pal for my Maggie Rabbit. ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

antigone_marcelena said...

I just loooove Poppy & Pippin, and of course everything that you do, dear Helen. How I long for your posts....they are so colourful and the greatest sight to start your day.

KC'sCourt! said...

Gorgeous bunnies
Julie xxxxxxxx

Annerose said...

Hallo Helen,
wunderschöne Stoffe, ich mag sie alle. Und deine Häschen sind sehr schön angezogen. Ich liebe die Häschen von dir. Mit den niedlichen Ohren.
Liebe Grüße Annerose

gilly said...

Oooh, so many pretty fabrics... and just perfect for the little bunnies too!
xx

susan said...

The fabric is absolutely gorgeous! You always use the best colors, Helen. The two little bunnies are so sweet - I love the way they look tucked under their new blanket.

Gillian said...

Your new fabric is gorgeous. I love the wee rabbits - they're so cute.

Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Just so darn cute. The fabrics are lovely. You make it sound so easy to just whip something up. Sure wish I knew how to sew. :) Tammy

Thimbleanna said...

Oh you lucky girl -- to get your fabric straight from Holly -- isn't she the sweetest? I Love Pam Kitty Garden -- I just got it all this week too. It's just perfect with your sweet little bunnies!

Lee said...

Beautiful fabric,adorable bunnies ( I am addicted to hares and bunnies ).Love all your wonderful makes.xx

Rhona said...

Gorgeous fabrics, Helen! The colours are so cheerful....just what's needed at this time of year.

Jane said...

Beautiful fabrics Helen, and such sweet little bunnies too. Have a lovely week.
Jane xx

Amy at love made my home said...

Having new fabrics is, indeed, a wonderful thing, especially for a crafter!! It looks as though you have made great use of them as the bunnies, their outfit and their bed are just wonderful!! They look very happy indeed. xx

cristina said...

Oh, Helen! What a great set of fabrics both bright, colorful and fun! I like absolutely all! and which buttons so beautiful !!!! oh, I love your world of bunnies .... they could not have best caregiver that you! always you make so beautiful sewing things for all of them ...
I wish you a beautiful and creative day!
A big hug from Catalonia!

Susan Freeman said...

I am swooning over those fabrics! A visit to your blog is like a ray of sunshine!!

Big Texas Hugs,
Susan and Bentley

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Hi Sweet Helen, You make it all look so simple, speedy and brilliant! Love all the fabric, I had to ou and ahh over them. (did you hear me) Love poppy and pippin and the pantaloons are the best! They love so cosy all nestled in their bed. Talk about buttons, love'em!
Enjoy your days Helen and see you soon again, xoRobin
Excited about your new book too xoxoxoxo

thesewingwren said...

Hello, really enjoyed ready and LOOKING at the lovely, lovely fabric, and naturally the cutest bunnies, beautiful... thank you for sharing this burst of bright cheerfulness.
Jay x thesewingwren@wordpress.com

Simone said...

Beautiful Helen! I love the checked pantaloons! x

Alison Machin said...

Dear Helen what beautiful fabric to have arrive- I am not surprised you dived in! Your bunnies are just the cutest ever...the clothes are perfect and the photo of the two of them under the cute quilt is just gorgeous. Your photos have really brightened my day!
Best wishes
Alison xx

Erna said...

As always lovely and sunny, and a wonderful way to start my weekend.
Thanks and hugs
Erna x

Ingrid Orens said...

Poppy and Pippin in bed are sooo cute !!!

Robbienae said...

I just found your blog and you give such inspiration! I have been in love with the works of Holly and Pam since I started quilting in 2010. Your bunnies are precious and I love your outfits!

Carla said...

Such a pretty post. Lovely Dresden block and the little doll quilt. Too cute!

Viola said...

Dear Helen, I enjoy reading your posts so much. They are colourful and inspiring. I always feel the urge to do something creative after I've read pour post. Your bunnies are adorable, such cute little beings. And the fabric you bought is wonderful. Have a nice week, I do like to spend cold days home, as well. Viola

Pati from London said...

Oh, what lovely makes, Helen! As usual, you bring us so much inspiration..... Can I ask you a question about the fabric, did you have to pay UK postage tax when the fabric arrived from the USA? I find that sometimes, depending on which estate it comes from they charge quite a bit.... I have had that happening when I purchase things from Japan.... I would really appreciate the information.... Thanks and have a lovely weekend, Pati x

Mia said...

Hello dear Helen,

Oh that little bed with two beautiful bunnies tucked in with your prettier than pretty bedding is simply perfect! Loved the post! Your color choices are always just... delightful!

Happy stashing!

Yours,
Mia